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Xplanet is similar to xearth, but draws the earth or another planet with user-supplied maps. It renders the image in the root window or an X window. Azimuthal, Mercator, Mollweide, orthographic, and rectangular projections can be drawn, and clouds can be optionally overlaid. Xplanet can read and write GIF, JPEG, PNG, PNM, and TIFF image file formats. The home page includes links to planetary, solar system, and cloud maps. The source code is available with or without a day and night map of the earth.


User README included


Download version 1.2.0 (stable)
released on 17 June 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey21 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Hari Nair Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Support E-mail
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite OpenGL or Mesa
Source requirement or TIFF libraries.
Weak prerequisite GLUT
Source requirement At least one of the GIF
Source requirement JPEG
Source requirement PNG
Weak prerequisite FreeType library
Source requirement PNM

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 May 2005.


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